On today's show, my guests will be Jo-Ann Mapson, author of Solomon's Oak (Bloomsbury) and Debra Ginsberg, author of The Neighbors are Watching (Shaye Areheart Books). Tune in at 9 a.m. PT at 88.9 KUCI-FM in Southern California, or listen online at www.KUCI.org or at iTunes, news/talk radio.
And a little about quotations. I love quotes. Quotes immortalize writers--perhaps even more than our books do. That's a scary thought. But I love them. Here are a few that I especially relate to, today, as I work my way though my work in progress:
Plot from the murderer's point of view and write from the detective's point of view.
~Erle Stanley Gardner, mystery writer
Layers don't come from subplots, but from additional problems in the protagonist's life.
~Donald Maass, editor and writer
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Thanks to Mystery Writers Ink. More here.